pep·py | \ˈpe-pē \
peppier; peppiest

Definition of peppy 

: full of pep

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Other Words from peppy

peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
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The turbo engine provides peppy performance that’s unusual in a small crossover. star-telegram, "VW’s second-generation Tiguan crossover starts at $24,595, has room for up to seven," 23 June 2018 But shares of marijuana companies that have much to gain from the change aren’t as peppy. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Canada Is Set to Legalize Recreational Weed Today. Here's Why Marijuana Stock Investors Aren't Cheering," 7 June 2018 The net's peppy cult favorite Younger had only premiered a year earlier., "American Woman Review: Kyle Richards’ 70s Romp Is TV’s Breeziest New Show," 7 June 2018 The pacing goes from slow and deliberate to upbeat and peppy. Dewayne Bevil,, "Review: Ruminations - Fringe 2018," 14 May 2018 The class of ten is led by a peppy college student, Nina, whose eyes match the water. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Fluid Mechanics" by Mabel Yu," 2 June 2018 Flesh’s packaging is sleek and millennial, with a peppy logo and tubes corresponding to the shade of foundation inside. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Linda Wells Is Launching Her First Beauty Line," 30 May 2018 Singer Olly Alexander leads things off with nimble vocals over a peppy synth-pop beat. Raisa Bruner, Time, "5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week," 11 May 2018 What Stands Out Engine: Fun and peppy Infotainment: The touch-screen is one of the best Gas mileage: Lags rivals 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen What? Brian Wong, USA TODAY, "Review: Volkswagen's Golf SportWagen puts the sport into wagon," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of peppy

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peppy was in 1914

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English Language Learners Definition of peppy

: full of energy or enthusiasm

: able to move fast


pep·py | \ˈpe-pē \
peppier; peppiest

Kids Definition of peppy

: full of brisk energy or liveliness

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evasion of direct action or statement

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